BluSky’s the limit for firm’s new team

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A TOP North Tyneside based accountancy firm has expanded the team of experts with two new additions.

Craig Patterson and Emma Crawshaw have joined the team at North Shields based firm, BluSky.

Having just celebrated eight years in business, co-directors Dave Gibson and Jon Dudgeon have put into place an ambitious growth plan and the two new recruits are the first step.

They will also be instrumental in the company’s strategy to attract larger clients in need of a more comprehensive service, that includes the expected day-to-day accountancy offering plus exceptional pro-active suggestions, analysis and guidance that exceed the role of most financial support teams.

Joining the existing team, Craig and Emma now bring the total of experts up to seven, a figure the owners hope to double before 2016.

Craig brings with him five years’ experience in accountancy.

In his role as client account manager, Craig looks after a portfolio of over 80 North Tyneside based clients, delivering year end accounts, producing management information and completing VAT returns.

He said: “Once I’d passed my qualifications I was ready for a bigger challenge than my role at the company in Westerhope could offer me. I spotted an opportunity to be part of a young but professional company at BluSky, where I could grow my skills and role as the company expands and develops.

“The fresh approach, honest relationship with clients and vibrant team made the offer very appealing and now I am here, I am thoroughly enjoying it.”

Originally from Wakefield, Emma now lives in Forest Hall. She has now joined BluSky as a management information specialist.

She said: “The team at BluSky have been really welcoming and it is great to get my teeth into a permanent role where I can really settle in and get all of my qualifications.

“Jon and David have very different skills and approaches so I am learning a lot from them and bringing my own experience to the team too, in a relax environment where the client comes first.”

BluSky who is now based at Northumberland Square in North Shields and boasts over 240 business clients.

Dave Gibson said: “Craig and Emma are excellent additions to our team. We are not your usual set of accountants here. We aim to be more relaxed with our clients and offer a more comprehensive service than many of our competitors.
“Our newly launched menu of services includes a top notch option called Exceed, that goes beyond an accounts usual role and offers financial information with a real difference. We bring so much more to the table for clients making ourselves a hugely valuable addition to the management team.”

More information on BluSky, its services and the team is available at or by calling (0191) 258 7676.